- 1 6th April 2017 Current Affairs
- 1.1 Today Highlights on Latest News – 6th April 2017
- 1.2 6th April 2017 Current Affairs – International
- 1.2.1 World’s 5th tallest building ‘Lotte World Tower’ opens in Seoul
- 1.2.2 Scientists identify plastic eating fungus
- 1.2.3 Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai – youngest person to address Canadian Parliament
- 1.2.4 Serbia elects Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic as president
- 1.2.5 WADA doping charts – India ranks 3rd for the third year
- 1.3 Latest National Updates – 6th April 2017 Current Affairs
- 1.4 Awards and Honours – 06-04-2017
- 1.5 6th April 2017 Current Affairs – Daily Sports
6th April 2017 Current Affairs
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Today Highlights on Latest News – 6th April 2017
- Aleksandar Vucic Prime Minister of Serbia elected as country’s President.
- Defense pact formalized between Canada, Ukraine.
- Agreements signed by Tripura with MoP for robust power distribution system.
- Researchers discovered Europe’s first cave fish.
- Polythene products of below 50 microns banned by J&K.
- New US H1B visa states Computer programmer, not as the specialist.
- Mahesh Kumar Jain appointed as MD and CEO of IDBI Bank
- Geeta Johari appointed as new DGP of Gujarat.
6th April 2017 Current Affairs – International
World’s 5th tallest building ‘Lotte World Tower’ opens in Seoul
South Korea celebrates the opening of Lotte World Tower – the world’s fifth-highest skyscraper – a 1,819 ft seven-star hotel in Seoul. Lotte World Tower is a 123 floors building built on the banks of River Han in Seoul.
Scientists identify plastic eating fungus
- Scientists from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have identified a soil fungus Aspergillus tubingensis that uses enzymes to break down plastic materials rapidly.
- This fungus also uses the physical strength of its mycelia (the network of root—like filaments) to break apart the polymers.
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai – youngest person to address Canadian Parliament
Malala Yousafzai (19-year-old activist), the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, will on April 12 address Canada’s Parliament and officially receive the honorary Canadian citizenship bestowed upon her in 2014. Malala was targeted by Taliban militants after she became an outspoken advocate for the right of girls to learn and to attend school.
Serbia elects Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic as president
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has won a clear victory in the country’s presidential election. He won about 55%, well above the threshold to avoid a run-off, with most results counted.
WADA doping charts – India ranks 3rd for the third year
Sporting minnows India has been ranked third for the third year in a row in a doping violation report published by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for 2015 with 117 athletes from the country punished after testing positive for banned substances.
Latest National Updates – 6th April 2017 Current Affairs
Indian Government sets up ‘National Board for Electric Mobility’ in a bid to promote electric mobility
More than six years after, approved by the UPA government, the Centre has constituted ‘National Board for Electric Mobility’ (NBEM) to promote electric mobility and manufacturing of electric (& hybrid) vehicles and their components.
Under new regime, foreign tourists with e-visa can stay up to 2 months
- Foreign tourists visiting India on e-visa can now stay up to two months, instead of the earlier one month, and enjoy double-entry benefits while those coming for treatment can avail the triple-entry facility.
- Earlier, a tourist coming on e-visa could stay in India up to 30 days only.
Geetha Johri – Gujarat’s first woman police chief, DGP
Geetha Johri, Gujarat’s first female IPS officer, has now become the state’s first woman DGP (Director General of Police) after the outgoing DGP-in-charge PP Pandey, an accused in the Ishrat Jahan case, decided to step down.
Awards and Honours – 06-04-2017
World Wide Web Inventor wins computing’s ‘Nobel Prize.’
- Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the world wide web, has honored with the 2016 Turing Award.
- The award, which often referred to as the Nobel Prize for the computing industry, is present annually by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Kohli named Wisden’s leading cricketer in the World for 2016
Indian captain Virat Kohli was named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016. Kohli amassed 1215 Test runs at a stupendous average of 75.93 last year. Ten ODI appearances fetched him 739 runs at 92.37, while he scored 641 T20 International runs at 106.83.
6th April 2017 Current Affairs – Daily Sports
Usain Bolt successor 12-yr-old Jamaican sprinter ‘Brianna Lyston’ runs 200m in 23 secs, two secs short of world record
At the 2017 Boys and Girls Championships, Brianna Lyston (12-year-old Jamaican female athlete) left her competitors in her wake to win the 200m race in the Caribbean nation, clocking a time of 23.72 seconds – almost within two seconds of the senior world record set by Florence Griffith-Joyner at the 1988.
Bangladesh captain ‘Mashrafe Mortaza’ announces retirement from Twenty20 Internationals
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza announced his retirement from T20I cricket. Mortaza, who led Bangladesh in the 2016 ICC World T20, will feature in the T20I series against Sri Lanka – with the game at R Premdasa Stadium, Colombo on April 6 being his last.
New Zealand cricketer Adam King handed two-year ban for doping
Adam King, a cricketer from New Zealand, has prohibited for two years by the Sports Tribunal of New Zealand, after being found guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs. King’s two-year ban has been back-dated to start on May 1, 2016.